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Old 22-02-2024, 20:50   #1
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Shot is best handpump

We have a pump as attached for seawater in the head sink
It does not last
What comparable type pump is good quality?
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Old 22-02-2024, 21:41   #2
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We have a pump as attached for seawater in the head sink
It does not last
What comparable type pump is good quality?
The Fynspray pump in our galley is now 33 years old and working fine. But I suggest that you sit down before checking the price!

https://www.theboatwarehouse.com.au/...s-lever-style/

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Re: Shot is best handpump

Get a Whale foot pump. https://www.amazon.com/whale-foot-pu...hale+foot+pump
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I've had the same pump for years. Works fine
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We have a pump as attached for seawater in the head sink
It does not last
What comparable type pump is good quality?
Have you tried the rebuild kit for it? Looks like a Whale "flipper" pump
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Old 23-02-2024, 06:59   #6
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Which one do you recommend? There are few types of Whale pumps by that link? Babyfoot or Gusher Galley?
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Which one do you recommend? There are few types of Whale pumps by that link? Babyfoot or Gusher Galley?
I like the babyfoot for the head and the Gusher Galley for the galley! The Galley can pump a lot of water fast, which is good for things like rinsing dishes or filling a pot. It is also easily modulated when you are conserving water. I prefer a foot pump to pressure water since it saves so much water and is pretty foolproof. You typically don't need much water in the head sink--just enough to rinse the toothbrush or wet the hands, so a smaller pump works fine. With either pump it is nice to be able to use both hands under the water.
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I like the babyfoot for the head and the Gusher Galley for the galley! The Galley can pump a lot of water fast, which is good for things like rinsing dishes or filling a pot. It is also easily modulated when you are conserving water. I prefer a foot pump to pressure water since it saves so much water and is pretty foolproof. You typically don't need much water in the head sink--just enough to rinse the toothbrush or wet the hands, so a smaller pump works fine. With either pump it is nice to be able to use both hands under the water.
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How is Babyfoot pump is constructed? Will water immediately run into the boat if rubber top is damaged and valve is open? Or is the rubber top just dust cover?

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How is Babyfoot pump is constructed? Will water immediately run into the boat if rubber top is damaged and valve is open? Or is the rubber top just dust cover?
Yes, water could come into boat if the rubber top was damaged. Should have a seacock to turn it off when away from the boat. On my boats I have only rarely used the seawater pumps, so had the seacock off most of the time. Unless anchored well away from civilization and any other boats I don't trust seawater to be clean enough for regular use.
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Re: Shot is best handpump

Thanks for the comments
Agreed foot pump is best, but I would have to cut a hole in the hull and install a blister outside to install one
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I recommend to remove those pumps and their plumbing lines and thru hull fittings. These have sunk boats.
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Re: Shot is best handpump

Our footpump worked perfectly for 13 years before a leak started.
It is Whale 0550 Gusher.
Just be careful, there are two version of directional coupling. Left and right to accommodate instalation of the hoses.
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Just be careful, there are two version of directional coupling. Left and right to accommodate instalation of the hoses.
I got bitten by this distinction once... after waiting a long time for the chandlery to get it shipped in, it was the wrong "hand". I discovered that in reality the "L" and "R" hand versions are the same pumps, simply assembled differently. It was fairly easy to take it apart and reverse the "hand".

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I recommend to remove those pumps and their plumbing lines and thru hull fittings. These have sunk boats.
And???
I have this concern on my boat, and it is something I watch carefully. And I have found a leak that might have sunk my boat if I wasn't observant. But I don't yet have an alternative to having water available in my galley. With no watermaker and no option to install or carry one, I NEED seawater on longer passages.

So I am curious what my better option is? The biggest issue as I see it is that the foot pump is below the waterline, so when it starts to leak, it won't stop. But, a hand pump is above the waterline, so is less an issue.
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Re: Shot is best handpump

Our 1981 Tanzer22's Finspray hand pump is still going strong after replacing one like yours early in the boat's life. Over the years I have (other than polishing it) repacked the plunger seal a time or two and replaced the leather "piston seal" once.

https://defender.com/en_us/fynspray-...mp-with-faucet

Defender also carries yours for a quick and easy swap. https://defender.com/en_us/whale-fli...nd-pump-gp0418
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